Position Description

Global Grants Program Intern
Location United States
Department Other Programs PH
# of openings 1
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Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include cardiovascular health, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.

Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.

At Vital Strategies we value learning and personal development which is why we believe it is important to mentor future leaders who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the public health sector. As a Vital intern you will have the chance to develop skills and contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments that can help jump start your career in public health.

The Opportunity

Vital Strategies is seeking an intern for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative’s Global Grants Program. The Global Grants Program (GGP) provides funding to governments and local experts, through a competitive process, to implement discrete projects, which work to improve systems that collect, analyze, and use data for public health decision-making.

The program is designed to follow the lead of the countries where we work, expand on lessons learned from previous data intelligence work, and promote regional collaboration among countries addressing similar issues, including the communication of best practices and technical expertise.


  1. Develop product(s) that organize, analyze, or communicate GGP project information, technical guidance, or thematic material for internal or external audiences
  2. Assist the team in routine activities such as distilling reporting information, drafting vignettes or social media material, budget reviews, indicator analysis, etc.
  3. Contribute to learning materials or adaptation of materials to meet the needs of providing remote technical assistance        
  4. Provide assistance for application processes through activities such as: background research on interested countries, tracking of internal and external reviews, support for organizational or administrative functions related to application materials and SurveyMonkey Apply platform


Education and Work Experience

  • Master’s degree student studying public health, global health, or a related field
  • Prior work/internship experience a plus
  • Experience conducting research and providing summary reports  

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of MS Office programs, including Outlook and Excel
  • Experience using SurveyMonkey Apply or Airtable a plus
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects


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